Drafts

Quickly and conveniently and capture text and then send it to OmniFocus and other destinations through the use of flexible, customizable actions.


Drafts is a note-taking app that supports highly customizable actions (iOS). It provides a convenient way to capture text, whether it’s an idea that pops into your head or a book recommendation that comes up in conversation. The focus is on recording the information, without concern for where this information will ultimately reside.

Capture on Mac and iOS. Apply Actions on iOS

Text that you capture in Drafts is synced across all of your devices and can processed by applying actions. Text can be captured on both Mac and iOS, but actions are currently only supported on iOS.

For example, once configured you could create an OmniFocus task with the first line of the task becoming the title and the remaining text being added to the notes field. Alternatively, multiple OmniFocus actions could be created from a single note if you use an action that instructs drafts to treat each line as a separate task.

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Drafts is also a great app to use when writing in TaskPaper. In a nutshell, TaskPaper is a text-based way of defining projects and actions. Drafts provides syntax formatting to make this text easier to read. And when TaskPaper text is sent from Drafts to OmniFocus, OmniFocus creates projects and actions, applying the appropriate settings for things like due dates, defer dates and flags.

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